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Smriti Mandhana amongst 4 nominees for ICC Girls’s Cricketer of Yr Award

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Star India batter Smriti Mandhana was on Friday nominated for the ICC Girls’s Cricketer of the Yr award for her spectacular performances throughout all codecs.

Mandhana was additionally nominated for the Girls’s T20 Participant of the Yr award on Thursday.

Mandhana was shortlisted for the highest award together with Tammy Beaumont of England, Lizelle Lee of South Africa and Gaby Lewis of Eire. The award is given to the very best total performer in ladies’s worldwide cricket (Checks, ODIs and T20Is) throughout 2021. The winner shall be introduced on January 23.

The 25-year-old right-handed opening batter scored 855 runs in 22 worldwide matches throughout codecs throughout the 12 months at a mean of 38.86 with one century and 5 half-centuries.

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Within the limited-overs sequence towards South Africa the place India gained simply two of the eight matches at dwelling, Mandhana performed a serious function in each of the wins. She scored 80 not out as India chased down 158 within the second ODI that helped it stage the sequence and scored 48 not out within the ultimate T20I win.

Mandhana performed a elegant innings of 78 within the first innings of the one-off Take a look at towards England that resulted in a draw.

She performed an essential knock of 49 in India’s solely win within the ODI sequence. Her 15-ball 29 and fifty within the T20I sequence went in useless, although, as India fell quick in each the matches and misplaced the sequence 1-2.

Mandhana was in good contact within the sequence towards Australia, beginning with the ODI sequence the place she scored 86 within the second ODI.

She scored an excellent century in the one Take a look at, the primary of her profession, and was awarded the Participant of the Match. She scored her second T20I fifty of the 12 months within the ultimate match, although India fell quick and misplaced the sequence 2-0.

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Mandhana made India’s first-ever pink-ball Take a look at much more memorable by smashing her maiden century (127) within the longest format of the sport. The match resulted in a draw and Mandhana was declared the Participant of the Match.

With 872 runs in 21 internationals at a mean of 48.44 with one century and eight half-centuries, England’s Beaumont completed as the best run-getter within the calendar 12 months.

Within the multi-format sequence towards India, she began with two consecutive half-centuries, the primary one coming in the one Take a look at and the second in a Participant of the Match-winning effort of 87 not out within the first ODI. She scored her third half-century of the tour within the second T20I, although it got here in a shedding effort.

She bagged one more Participant of the Match award within the T20I sequence opener towards New Zealand at dwelling, lacking out on a century by simply three runs. She capped the limited-overs tour with a ton that helped England clinch the ODI sequence 4-1.

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South African Lee scored 864 runs in 19 internationals at a mean of 57.6 with one century and 7 half-centuries She was in sensational white-ball kind all year long, notably within the ODIs the place she completed as the best run-getter in 2021 with 632 runs in 11 matches in addition to the top-ranked Girls’s ODI batter within the ICC Rankings.

Lee was in nice kind within the ODI leg of the Indian tour, the place she scored two fifties and 100 in 4 matches. South Africa gained the sequence 4-1 and Lee was awarded the Participant of the Collection for her 288 runs. She then scored one other incredible fifty within the second T20I towards India, serving to her staff wrap up the sequence with a sport in hand.

Eire’s Lewis Lewis scored 624 runs in 15 internationals at a mean of 52 with one century and 4 half-centuries She made historical past on the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier in August when she grew to become the primary Irish lady to attain a T20I century. The knock of 105 not out got here in simply 60 balls towards Germany.

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